Greirat of the Undead Settlement

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 1000 High Wall of Lothric Greirat's Ashes
Bandit's Knife

Greirat of the Undead Settlement is a NPC in Dark Souls 3. Greirat will occasionally ask if he can go and "steal" items for you that he will then sell you. 

Greirat of the Undead Settlement Information


  • Initially locked in a cell, below the Tower on the Wall bonfire in High Wall of Lothric. You can find the Cell Key inside of the workshop below the Pus of Man which erupts on the rooftop. After heading down the ladder and defeating the Lothric Knight, follow the stairs at the end of the hall down to the base floor. Several Starved Hounds and Hollow Soldiers will be patrolling the area. The key is located at the back wall, down a flight of stairs which leads to a Starved Hound and eventual dead end.
  • After accepting his request he appears at the Firelink Shrine as a vendor, asking you to remember about his request when talked to.
  • You can find Loretta's Bone past the Undead Settlement bonfire. It is on a corpse hanging from the balcony of the first house the player will enter, overlooking a congregation in front of a burning tree.
  • After delivering Loretta's Bone, he will tell the player to keep the ring, but other than that will not react. Once the world is reset, however, he will be in a curled up position and will give the player the Curl Up gesture, while remaining unresponsive. Once the player leaves and enters Firelink Shrine once more, he will ask for permission to scavenge for more items. He will return following the next boss kill and can return as early as after Curse-Rotted Greatwood.

Greirat's Questline

Summary :

  1. Rescuing Greirat
  2. Delivering Loretta's Bone
  3. Greirat's first outing
  4. Greirat's second outing (to Irithyll, where he will die unless his rescue by either Patches or Siegward is ensured)
  5. Greirat's third outing (to Lothric Castle, where he will die regardless of the player's actions)

1. Rescuing Greirat :

  1. From the High Wall of Lothric's Tower on the Wall bonfire, head down to the dark room with the broken floor and exit through the door on the right. Cross the rooftops where you encounter the Pus of Man, climb down the ladder on the right, and enter the building below.
  2. After dealing with the spear-wielding Lothric Knight, head all the way down to a room guarded by dogs and Great Axe wielding hollows.  Behind black powder barrels is a semi-hidden staircase where you can find the key to Greirat's cell.
  3. From the Tower on the Wall bonfire, head down one floor, and follow the hallway that is inside the tower.  You will eventually run into Greirat's cell.
  4. Unlock the cell and speak to Greirat. Accept his help.

2. Helping Greirat with Loretta :

  1. Talk to Greirat in Firelink Shrine, and he will speak to you about Loretta.
  2. From the Undead Settlement Bonfire, second after the Vordt of the Boreal Valley boss fight, you will immediately find a building that is dark inside.
  3. On the balcony, you will see a a corpse with loot on it.  Attack it to make it fall, and you will find Loretta's bone.
  4. Give Greirat Loretta's bone.

3. Greirat's First Outing :

You must visit the Undead Settlement after sending Greirat on his first mission to trigger him to leave the Firelink Shrine for the first time. If you are having trouble getting Greirat to leave Firelink, try warping to the Dilapitated Bridge bonfire, cross the bridge and make your way through the ruins to the Road of Sacrifices.

4. Greirat's Second Outing, (Irythll Dungeon) 

Saved by Siegward :

  • To trigger his second scavenging quest, cross the bridge between the Catacombs and the Boreal Valley.
  • Send Greirat on his second outing - Before killing Pontiff Sulyvahn, after Greirat has returned from his first outing, which is giving Greirat Loretta's bone.
  • Get Siegward in Place - 1. Before the Pontiff Sulyvahn boss fight, even after lighting the Church of Yorshka and Distant Manor bonfires.   2. Which must be after speaking to Siegward at the fireplace just above the sewers in Irythll 3. Siegward must be given his Caterina armor, (See Siegward's questline) near the Cleansing Chapel bonfire. 3. Which is after helping Siegward kill the fire demon, just before the Road of Sacrifices bonfire.
  • Bug / Glitch : NG+ Remove Caterina set from your inventory to avoid glitches.  Patches' spawn points above Firelink Shrine can be problematic, and /or he may not rescue Greirat on his own.  Perhaps - In this case, give your armor set to Siegward and do NOT purchase the Catarina Set from Patches until Greirat is rescued.

Or, Saved by Patches :

  • You must send Greirat out to Irithyll and inform Patches of his destination before you defeat Pontiff Sulyvahn or he will cease to ask.
  • Of course, if you buy the Catarina Set, Patches won't have a disguise to rescue Greirat, dooming him.

Second Outing Failure Conditions :

  • On failure, Greirat's corpse and ashes will be in the sewer area underneath the kitch in Irythll.
  • Patches will not rescue Greirat - even if you send Greirat on his second outing after the Yorm the Giant boss fight, and Siegward has died.
  • Do NOT kill Alva the Spurned, who invades when embered - just before the Irithyll Dungeon Bonfire.
  • Do not proceed within Irythll Dungeon.  It has been reported that you may light that bonfire, if perhaps Alva the Spurned has not been killed.
  • Bug / Glitch : Remove Siegward's armor from your inventory before finding Siegward in the well, or encountering Patches in the Cathedral.  If Patches' spawn at the Cathedral of the Deep or Firelink Shrine are bugged and you can't purchase Siegward's armor - it might be possible to give Siegward the armor that you have.  If this succeeds, it has been reported that buying the armor again from Patches might fail the quest.
  • Unnecessary : It is certainly unnecessary to drink the Estus Soup next to Siegward when he is at the fireplace.  It may perhaps be a requirement to NOT drink it, somehow helping Greirat to survive.

Tried and Failed :

  • [UNCONFIRMED] As a fail safe, be sure to clear out the Sewer Centipede before proceeding to defeat Sulyvahn. Note : If Alva the Spurned has been killed, this does not seem to matter.

Player notes:

  • I gave Siegward his armour before doing the Catamcombs and sent Greirat to pillage once I had lit the Central Irithyll bonfire. I then beat the Old Demon King and found Greirat safe at Firelink. 

5. Greirat's Third Outing (Lothric Castle) :

Third Outing Success Criteria, Greirat Lives : 

  • Quest Possibly Bugged / Glitched: There is game audio of Greirat speaking of how Anri saves him in Lothric castle.

 Third Outing Tried and Failed :

  • Killed Yoel of Londor upon meeting, Leonhard, Londor Pale Shade invasions, and Yellowfinger Heysel.
  • Killed Patches in firelink shrine, given that he goes "hollow" in the Ringed City - and might kill Greirat.
  • Waited until after Twin Princes boss fight to send Greirat, still failed.

Player Notes :

He will request to leave for a third time to Lothric Castle. He will die if he goes; there is no known way to save him. Patches will ask where Greirat went, but this only causes Patches to disappear for a time. Patches will return later and add one Hidden Blessing to his shop inventory, while failing to save Greirat.

Greirat's Ashes can be found on the roof at the Grand Archives, after jumping down where you see a group of Corvians. Giving Greirat's Ashes to the Shrine Handmaid will allow her to sell Exploding and Splintering Bolts, along with every other item he used to sell. Additionally, items which were sold by both NPCs (like Firebombs) are overwritten by Greirat's lower prices (50 souls for a Firebomb, instead of 100).

Greirat's Ashes will only unlock the wares that he was selling before he died.
Killing Greirat while both Patches and Greirat are in Firelink Shrine will make Patches hostile toward you.


Items Sold

Item Quantity Souls
Immediately Available
Ember 3 2000
Bloodred Moss Clump 500
Throwing Knife 20
Firebomb 50
Rope Firebomb 50
Bandit's Knife 1500
Long Sword 1000
Bastard Sword 3000
Mace 600
Spear 600
Light Crossbow 1000
Buckler 2000
Elkhorn Round Shield 1500
Round Shield 1000
Kite Shield 4000
Standard Helm 1500
Hard Leather Armor 2500
Hard Leather Gauntlets 1000
Hard Leather Boots 1000
Thief Mask 400
Standard Arrow 10
Fire Arrow 100
Standard Bolt 30
After sending him to pillage Undead Settlement
Ember 4 2000
Divine Blessing 1 8000
Repair Powder 300
Lightning Urn 6 700
Zweihander 6000
Pontiff Knight Curved Sword 6000
Estoc 3000
Warpick 1500
Glaive 3500
Short Bow 1000
Priest's Chime 4000
Target Shield 2500
Knight Shield 1500
Pontiff Knight Shield 3000
Knight Helm 2000
Knight Armor 3000
Knight Gauntlets 2000
Knight Leggings 3000
Assassin Hood 1500
Assassin Armor 1500
Assassin Gloves 1500
Assassin Trousers 1500
Large Arrow 50
Heavy Bolt 100
Sniper Bolt 150
After sending him to Lothric Castle (sold by Shrine Handmaid after returning with his ashes)  
Ember 6 2000
Alluring Skull 6 500
Lightning Urn 700
Splintering Bolt 280
Exploding Bolt 300



First encounter (High Wall of Lothric)

"Ahh, you're no jailer are you? No, no, you're from far away.  And judging by the bell... You must be some of that unkindled ash.  Remarkable, if that's true, then i have a favour to ask.  Below the High Wall is a musty little town.  Not the home of any lord, just a very old settlement of Undead. An old woman, Loretta, lives there.  Please give her this ring.  I- I am not asking for charity.  In fa- in fact if you do this for me... I'll be sure to repay you in kind.  I-I may be a petty thief, but I've more wits than most royalty.  What do you say, then?"

[Refuse] "Yes, well, why should you? But if you change your mind, give me a shout, eh? I-I'm only a petty thief. I've nowhere else to go. Not like there's anything calling to me out there.. heh"

[After Refusing] "Oh, what have we here? Changed your mind perhaps? You deliver the ring, and I offer my co-operation. Hardly a shabby deal, hm?"

[Grant Request] "Very well. I humbly place my faith in you.  I am Greirat of the Undead Settlement, and I promise to assist you.  Give this ring to old Loretta at the base of the High Wall.  ...Do your part, and I'll do mine."

[Attacking him] "Cold piss, what the devil is it now?  I get caught once, and now this!  One bloody time! Curse the gods!"

[You die] "As they say,  "The cornered rat will lick the balls of a cat." "

[Killing him] "(Forgive me, mother.) Forgive me, dear..."


Second encounter (Firelink Shrine)

"Oh, hello, you're back.  And in one piece. Well, now it's time I do my part.  Whatever trinket you need, speak up.  Just don't ask me where I got them."

[Talk] "Do me a favour, and don't forget our promise.  Give the [this] ring to old Loretta at the base of the High Wall.  A nuisance, I know, but it'll help me tie up some loose ends."

Give Loretta's Bone

"Heavens, she was already dead...  Thank you. I-I'm not surprised, though.  Hmm, almost a relief, really.  You can keep the ring.  As, well, a little trinket of thanks, I suppose."

[Leave] "Goodbye, and stay safe.  Oh, this place is a bore. What good is thievery if you've nowhere to go?"

[Attacking him] "You're heading for the brink aren't you?  Well I won't let you drag me down!  En guarde, you crusty ash bastard!"

[You die] "Cold piss, why did it come to this..."

[Killing him] "(Cries) I've gone and run my course, haven't I?"


Pillage (Undead Settlement)

"Ah, there you are. I was thinking...  You know I'm a petty thief.  Well, perhaps I'll go on the prowl.  Everyone's dead or hollowed away anyway, right, so...  I might as well fetch some weapons or treasure for you.  Well, what do you say?"

[Refuse] "All right, fine and well.  If that's your wish I can only obey.  But, feel free to change your mind later.  I wouldn't want to lose my touch..."

[Talk] "What is it? Have you changed your mind?  I'm ready to go thieving at a moment's notice. Just give me the word."

[Send him to pillage] "Thank you. You will not be disappointed.  Greirat the Thief was once a well-known name.  Until I ended up rotting in a cell..."

[Leave] "Good-bye. I will leave for some time. So long for now.  Do stay safe, you hear? Or my efforts will have been for naught."

[Return] "Oh, hello, you've come at a good time.  It took some prowling, but I've finally made a score.  Go on, have a gander."


Pillage (Irithyll of the Boreal Valley)

"Ahh, hello, fine work, I say.  Discovering Irithyll in the Boreal Valley, all in a day's work.  If the tales are true, it is home to old moon-worshipping nobles, and should be packed with treasure.  What do you think? Shall I go and see what I can find?

[Refuse] "All right, fine and well.  If that is your wish, I can only obey.  But, feel free to change your mind later.  I hate to leave a city of nobles ripe for the picking..."

[Talk] "What is it? Changed your mind?  I'm ready to go thieving at a moment's notice. Just give me the word."

[Send him to pillage] "Mm, a fine choice!  I am greirat, the thief. What I bring back will be worthy of that name."

[Return] "Oh, then, we are both safe and sound.  Thank the gods for that. I don't like cutting things so close.  I might've died if it wasn't for that peculiar onion knight.  But in the end, it all paid off.  Take a good look. They're sure to be of some use."


Pillage (Lothric Castle)

"You know, I was thinking...  About leaving for another round of thieving.  There must be something of use in Lothric Castle.  I-I'm aware of the danger. That castle is a death trap.  Not a single man has returned from the castle unscathed, even back in the day.  But I don't want sit around and die a petty rat.  And I consider myself your friend."

[Refuse] "Right, fine. You're very thoughtful, you are.  But, if you change your mind, do speak up.  I meant every word of what I said."

[Talk] "Changed your mind?  I hope you do. I lived a petty rat, but would rather not die as one."

[Send him to pillage] "Thank you, for placing your trust in me.  Oh, don't you worry. I know Lothric like the back of my hand."



  • Greirat is voiced by Stephane Cornicard, who also did the voice of Gavlan in Dark Souls 2.
  • The hat he is wearing is a Thrall Hood. It is said that people who wear the Thrall hood are either slaves or criminals.
  • When Patches takes residence in the Firelink Shrine he mentions that Greirat did him a good turn in Lothric Dungeon.
  • Selling him the Blue Tearstone Ring after giving him Loretta's Bone does not change his dialogue.
  • There was previously a typo in one of Greirat's dialogues. His sentence " I am Greirat of the Undead Settlement, and I promise to assist you." was previously missing a "t" in the word settlement, making it read "Setlement". This was fixed in a later patch.



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    • 23 May 2017 19:41  

      You dont need to kill Sullyvan to save him on the second pillage. Something past distant manor bonfire activates his dead. Kill any other optional or dlc boss like cursed rotten tree or the dancer or demon king and he will be fine without the need to make any progress in Irythill.

      • 18 May 2017 05:40  

        How to save Greirat in Irythill:

        1. Give Siegward his armor when he is stuck in the well outside of the Cathedral of the Deep.
        2. Enter Central Irythill.
        3. Tell Greirat to pillage Irythill.
        4. Kill Sulhyvan.


        1. You MUST NOT talk to Siegward in the kitchen of the mansion in Irythill. Doing so will make him leave Irythill and go to the Irythill Dungeon. He won't be there to save Greirat, and Greirat will die.
        2. You MUST NOT go to the Irythill Dungeons. That may cause Seigwart to move to the Irythill Dungeons, and Greirat dies since there is no one to save him in Irythill.


        1. Go to Irythill.
        2. Tell Greirat to pillage Irythill.
        3. Tell Patches where Greirat went.
        4. Kill Sulhyvan.

        CAVEAT: Patches MUST still have Seigeard's armor or else he cannot save Greirat.

        • 12 May 2017 00:59  

          I had him saved by Siegward even though i never spoke to Siegward in the kitchen in Irithyll, what i did was kill Patches in the Cathedral to get Siegwards armor, give it to him in the well, then discovered Irithyll (first bonfire past bridge), sent Greirat out to plunder it. Then i went and killed the Dancer and Oceiros instead of progressing through Irithyll. When i came back to Firelink after lighting the first bonfire in Untended Graves, Greirat was there, saying he wouldn't have made it without "the onion knight". So talking to Siegward in Irithyll doesn't seem to be a must for Greirats questline.

          • 06 May 2017 03:07  

            There is a bug with the first time you sent Greirat on a mission where he just repeats his "Pillage (Undead Settlement)" dialogue every time you talk to him and press Send to Pillage. Leaving to another area and then coming back to the Shrine does not have Greirat leave nor change this dialogue, meaning you can't actually send him away.

            The only way to fix this is to Refuse his request, and then Send to Pillage again through Talk. Only then does this actually trigger the quest and Greirat will be gone after leaving the Shrine and coming back.

            Might want to put that into Trivia in case someone is stuck. I am not sure what exactly triggers this.

            • 04 May 2017 23:55  

              You can kill any other boss not necesary Pontiff. Old demon king, dancer or dragon slayer. But dont go past distant manor bonfire. Something there makes him die.

              • 03 May 2017 15:03  

                I sent him on his 2nd outting AFTER killing pontiff sulyvan and reaching the profaned capitol bonfire. Siegward was still in the well as I somehow missed patches in the cathedral of the deep. I triggered patches at firelink shrine after sending greirat and he gave me the option to tell him where he went. After defeating Yhorm both were back in the shrine alive and well.

                • 02 May 2017 01:39  

                  The guide says something about there being voice lines for anri saving greirat, has anyone tried marrying anri for the usurper ending then sending him out? Or is there possibly a point in anris questline where she can save him? I think someone should try this if they have the time

                  • 01 May 2017 05:07  

                    I've got to be honest wiki, whomever wrote the quest line instruction did a poor just of making it simple and understandable. The info sees very random. I feel that if it were in a more chronological order it could be followed.

                    • 30 Apr 2017 13:43  

                      So um.. After sending him to Undead Settlement, Greirat never came back. I'm unsure whether I should continue on killing the Greatwood boss, or do a specific task in Undead Settlement before the boss. Someone help?
                      I would like to finish his questline up until Lothric castle since I haven't bothered with his questline in my previous run.

                      • 28 Apr 2017 00:28  

                        so uhh, im pretty sure im screwed for saving greirat, i did siegwards questline up to yhorm and he died in the fight, i got the onion knight armor from his corpse and patches is still in firelink, but has no onion armor, i beat pontiff, infact my next boss fight is lothric, is there anyway i can still save greirat from irithyll or am i just screwed

                        • 27 Apr 2017 09:42  

                          This questline has a huge bug. Got it on two different playthroughs : if you forget to free Greirat before proceeding to undead burg AND you pick up Loretta's Bone before opening his cell, he seems to stay stuck at the "hello, can I pillage the undead burg please" for a good amount of time, reloading the Shrine or killing new bosses doesn't help him to go on his raid.
                          First time I got this, the Irithyll part triggered in time anyway so I had the loot of Irithyl and the rest of the questline (but no undead burg loot). Second time, he stayed stucked anyway until I triggered the "pillage Lothric" conditions, and he proposed me to... Go to Irithyll. With Onion Knight being dead for ages, I had no choice but to retrieve his ashes in the sewer to get my twinklings (and no Undead Burg Loot).

                          Annoying for sure.

                          • 26 Apr 2017 15:18  

                            After arriving in Central Irithyll, I sent Greirat to pillage. I did not proceed into Irithyll but went on to kill the Dancer, Oceiros and Gundyr. After I got back to Firelink Shrine I found out Greirat made it back on his own. And after reloading the area a few times he asked if he could plunder Lothric Castle.

                            So I somehow skipped the whole safe Greirat part of the questline.

                            • 26 Apr 2017 07:21  

                              if you buy the tower key and kill patches before he traps siegward you never have to buy his armor and he will still save greirat allowing you to continue his questline and greirats without wasting souls on the catarina armor.

                              • 24 Apr 2017 02:44  

                                Don't listen to the guide it's complete bullshit, I have tried so many times to save this asshole from Irythll and can't do it. It says I need to throw Siegwards armor to him in the well before sending Greirat out to Irythll (check), Don't explore the dungeon (check) Onion bro will now save Greirat (WRONG) His corpse keeps ending up near the sewer *****es and it's pissing me off

                                • 21 Apr 2017 08:56  

                                  I had a wonderful bug with this little*****: so I send him to irithil and onion saves him. I return to firelink and he is there and I am able to buy the relevant irithil gear; however then he asks to go and raid lothric but he does not die there, instead I find him in the sewers of irithil without the loot from lothric...

                                  • 20 Apr 2017 06:19  

                                    SURE GUIDE to save GREIRAT (sending Greirat after killing Pontiff Sulyvann):
                                    I again play this game after a year and I managed to save Greirat and sent him to Irythill after killing Pontiff. So this is what happened.

                                    > I bought the Tower key way earlier in the game. I am still in Undead Settlement and managed to save 20k souls.
                                    > I keep going back and forth in the Firelink Shrine Tower after killing each boss just to check if Patch will spawn locking me in the tower.
                                    > So I killed bosses in this order: Vordt, Cursewood, Abysswalker, Sage.
                                    > And I decided to explore Deep Cathedral but I accidentaly reached the shortcut to Rosaria's chamber by passing through the ceiling than letting patch activate the bridge.
                                    > Since I didn't manage to spawn Patches in Deep Cathedral, I went back to Firelink Shrine Tower hoping Patch to lock me up. And so it happened.
                                    > Talk to Patch in Firelink Shrine 2nd Floor and befriend him.
                                    > Went back to Cathedral and kil Deacons of the Deep.
                                    > Teleported to Cathedral of the Deep bonfire and activate the scene where Catarina knight was stucked in the well.
                                    > Went to Patch to buy his armor.
                                    > Went back to well to give his armor.
                                    > Progress the story until you reach Irythill.
                                    > Go to sewer, kill all spider (centipede) monster, and talk Catarina Knight in the kitchen.
                                    > Kill Pontiff Sullivan.
                                    > Talk to Greirat and tell him to scavange Irythill.
                                    > Kill Ardritch and go back to Firelink Shrine and Greirat is well and alive.

                                    So this is what happened to me, and I'm pretty sure this Greirat will be alive doing this.

                                    P.S. Forgive me about names. I am not sure if they correctly spelled. :3

                                    • 18 Apr 2017 23:58  

                                      It is most likely confirmed that you must clear out the Sewer Centipedes. I sent Greirat to Irithyll, told Patches who still had Siegward's armor, killed Pontiff, and I discovered Greirat's ashes.

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